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5 Of Our Beauty Editor’s Favourite SPFs For Your Face!

5 Of Our Beauty Editor’s Favourite SPFs For Your Face!
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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Whether the sun is shining bright in the sky or outdoors looks grey and cloudy, SPF is a must EVERY DAY of the year - especially when it comes to your face. Our Beauty Editor Emily explains exactly why SPF is such a vital step in your skincare routine and shares her five favourite products when it comes to SPF for your face!

Why Is SPF Important?

We all know the importance of using SPF. By applying sun cream to our faces (and our bodies!) we're protecting ourselves from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. Whilst we all love a good tan and could likely soak up the sun for hours, long term exposure to UVA rays can cause sun damage to the skin's thickest layer – the dermis – which can result in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

When To Apply SPF

To do your very best at protecting your skin, opt for an SPF of at least 30 and apply it as the last step in your skincare routine. This means you'll be applying it after you've cleansed, toned, moisturised and layered on your favourite serum! If you're wearing makeup, you can apply your makeup over the top of your SPF afterwards - just wait a few minutes for your SPF to fully absorb into your skin first!

GLOSSYBOX's Beauty Editor's Top Picks For SPF For Your Face

These are our Beauty Editor's five favourite facial SPF products right now...

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    Emily Cotton
    Beauty Editor
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    I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!